October 23, 2019 DORA Rulemaking Implementation of Substance Use Disorder Training

September 18, 2019

The Department of Regulatory Agencies - Nursing and Nurse Aides will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, 9:15 am on rules regarding Implementation of SB19-228. The hearing will be held at: 1560 Broadway, Conference Room 100C, Denver CO 80202.

The purpose of this rulemaking is: 


To implement Colorado Senate Bill 19-228, the Board of Nursing must adopt rules that will require advanced practice nurses with prescriptive authority to complete up to four hours of substance use disorder training as a condition of renewal, reactivation, or reinstating licensure. The proposed revisions are in current Chapter 25 and added Rule 1.25, which are being filed with this Notice. 

The Permanent Rulemaking Hearing will be held on October 23, 2019, at 9:15 a.m. at 1560 Broadway, Conference Room 100C (first floor), Denver, CO 80202. If you are unable to attend in person, you may listen in and testify at the Hearing via webinar by registering at the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1716477690453909259 

Please submit any written comments to [email protected]

If you believe there will be a significant negative impact on small business, job creation or economic competitiveness, you may request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require the rulemaking agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of a proposed rule or amendment. This request must be made to the Department of Regulatory Agencies by Monday, September 30th, 2019.

You may also submit comments directly to the rulemaking agency for the agency's consideration during the upcoming rulemaking hearing.

We hope this information is helpful to you. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the rulemaking process.

Brian Tobias
Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform